Randy Angel

Best of the Beach 2017: Grocery – Ralphs

With three locations in the Beach Cities, Ralph’s continues to provide shoppers with a wide selection of products, fresh produce and friendly employees. The Redondo Beach location, south of the South Bay Galleria, is one of the larger Ralph’s and includes bakery, deli and meat/seafood departments in addition to a Starbucks, Union Bank, cleaners and […]

 Randy Angel

Best of the Beach 2017: Neighborhood Gym – Beach Cities Training

Located on Aviation Boulevard just east of Prospect in Redondo Beach, the boutique fitness studio specializes in Dynamic Training, offering personal, rehabilitative, and sport-specific training. Low-cost pricing and a custom, personalized workout designed by certified trainers cater to the unique goals and physique of every client. Workouts and nutrition programs are structured towards functional body […]

 Randy Angel

Best of the Beach 2017: Martial Arts – Elite Training Center

Elite Training Center is founded on the four principals of Respect, Honor, Discipline and Strength, while teaching adult and youth mixed martial arts, LOTAR (close quarter battle techniques), Krav Maga (self defense), Muy Thai kickboxing, Kali/Silat/Eskrima (Filipino open hand and stick fighting). Locations in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach are overseen by chief Instructor Brian […]

 Randy Angel

Best of the Beach 2017: Health Club – Bay Club

With three South Bay locations, Redondo Beach offers ocean views with a relaxed, family-friendly ambiance. Outdoor amenities include a pool and whirlpool with lounge area; the Arena, an outdoor spot created specifically for small group training; and a play area for kids. The Gym features state-of-the-art equipment and group classes, a racquetball court, and a […]

 Randy Angel

Best of the Beach 2017: Personal Trainer Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert

Best of the Beach 2017: Personal Trainer Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert

With a background in biochemistry and over 10 years of experience with cardio-kickboxing, TRX, weight loss and toning, Wendolyn Ramos-Lemert has a well-rounded knowledge of health and fitness. Ramos-Lemert, who lost 60 pounds after battling unhealthy habits, became a personal trainer after managing rehabilitative training while working with physical therapy. “I knew personal training was […]

 Kevin Cody

Brown, Seth secure top rankings in SB Boardriders contest series

Brown, Seth secure top rankings in SB Boardriders contest series

The South Bay Boardriders six-contest surf series ended with soft, clean, two- to three-foot surf at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, June 4. The contest, sponsored by Spyder Surf, established the top point getters for the series.

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running. volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running. volleyball and more

Volleyball: 2014 National Coach of the Year and 2015 California Coach of the year Tommy Chaffins will be having volleyball clinics for 2nd thru 8th grade boys and girls starting Tuesday, Apr. 12. All clinics will be held at Redondo Union High School. For more information, go to tommychaffinsvballclinics.com or email tomchaffins@yahoo.com.   El Camino […]

 Esther Kang

Best Nursery 2016: Deep Roots

Best Nursery 2016: Deep Roots

For the sixth straight year, Deep Roots wins this Best of the Beach title for Best Nursery in the South Bay. Under the direction of John Bell, a former Mira Costa High School student, Deep Roots acts as much an informational resource for customers as it is a place to buy plants, particularly sustainable, drought-resistant […]

 Esther Kang

Best Kids Land Camp 2016: AdventureCamp

Best Kids Land Camp 2016: AdventureCamp

Hosted inside AdventurePlex’s run-of-the-art facility, AdventureCamp is South Bay’s most popular land camp for kids ages 4 to 12. Activities include rock climbing, arts and crafts, music appreciation and other skill-building, self-esteem and social developmental activities. All camps are led by CPR and first aid-certified staff. AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach. 310-546-7708. adventureplex.org

 Esther Kang

Best Kids Indoor Play Facility 2016: AdventurePlex

Best Kids Indoor Play Facility 2016: AdventurePlex

Reigning titleholder AdventurePlex boasts an enticing facility with a five-level play structure with sports courts, two 35-foot high rock walls and a high ropes course. Located in Manhattan Beach, AdventurePlex is a part of a Beach Cities Health District program. The facility is not only open for kids but adults can enjoy it in team […]

 Mark McDermott

Best Kids Boutique 2016: Bella Beach Kids

Best Kids Boutique 2016: Bella Beach Kids

Owned by lifelong Manhattan Beach resident Kris Mackerer D’Errico, Bella Beach Kids is a beloved staple for youth shopping here in the South Bay. D’Errico’s customers include her seventh grade Home Economics teacher, and the “little girls” she coached in soccer who are now new moms. “We have such a history in this town,” she […]

 Esther Kang

Best Medical Spa 2016: Spa Bella

As the first of its kind in the South Bay, Spa Bella offers a variety of beauty procedures in the comforts of a private day spa. Founded by Dr. Christine Petti, Bella takes on everything from non-invasive body contouring to light therapy and laser treatments, including liposuction, laser peels, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and hair […]

 Esther Kang

Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2016: Dr. Christine Petti

Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2016: Dr. Christine Petti

For a third-running year, Dr. Christine Petti of Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center has been deemed South Bay’s favorite cosmetic surgeon. With 30 years of experience under her belt, Dr. Petti prides herself on achieving maximal results at minimal risk. When she’s not at her private practice, Dr. Petti provides her expertise on television […]

 Esther Kang

Best Kids Birthday Party Location 2016: My Gym

Best Kids Birthday Party Location 2016: My Gym

For South Bay kids from 1 year to 8 years old, a birthday celebration at My Gym could be the best gift. With events ranging from zip line, bubble storm, circus tent adventures to cannon rides, puppet shows and sing-a-longs, the entire facility is transformed into a party palace for the birthday child and his […]

 Esther Kang

Best Kids Camp 2016: Champ Camp

Best Kids Camp 2016: Champ Camp

A day at Champ Camp, one thing is guaranteed: your kids will be outside moving around and enjoying it. With an array of activities that includes relay races, arts and crafts, beach basketball, soccer, fort building, boogie boarding and charades, the Manhattan Beach-based summer beach camp prides itself on its open-ended approach to the program. […]

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